3 vying to be GOP challenger to Klobuchar

On Friday, Republicans are expected to endorse a candidate to run against DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Three are vying for the spot: Dan Severson, Pete Hegseth and Rep. Kurt Bills. MPR News this week examined what each of the candidates proposes to do about the nation's budget deficit.
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On Friday, Republicans are expected to endorse a candidate to run against DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Three are vying for the spot:

Former state Rep. Dan Severson was the first Republican to announce a run a year ago.

Pete Hegseth is an Army National Guard captain.

Rep. Kurt Bills teaches high school economics in Rosemount and was elected to the Minnesota House in 2010.

MPR News this week has examined what each of the candidates proposes to do about the nation's budget deficit.

House Speaker Kurt Zellers just endorsed his fellow House GOP caucus member Bills, Politics in Minnesota reports.

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